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hunter holman
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I was wondering what you guys think the best wood for kindling is and the worst wood is?
 
allen lumley
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Hunter Holman : This is my ( borrowed ) go to, win every argument, list ///// See link Below :


http://zenstoves.net/Wood.htm


Just keep scrolling down and down and down ! Big AL


Conter-intuitively most woods BTU ratings are inline with their weight so ease of splitting and ease of lighting win the day !

Wet wood is the worst ! A.L.
 
Dan Huisjen
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I light my stove by taking two nice split faces of a log (anything from spruce to oak) and putting them in the regular old wood stove, an inch or so apart. Then I put about a half a square foot of waxed cardboard vegetable box (folded some, and maybe ripped a bit) between the two log faces and light it. That's all there is to it.

What kindling?
 
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Dan is right ! When you can get them these paraffin coated produce shipping boxes are very easily re-cycled into fire starters , or as an additional layer of dampproofing

between the ground cloth and the bottom of your tent. /////// See Link Below :


http://www.packagingdigest.com/smart-packaging/farmers-and-grocers-think-outside-wax-box

Note that the boxes are very dark and even look oil stained !



Be aware that many middle men produce shippers that deliver to the back door of Your local super market have paid a premium price for these boxes and will expect

the Grocery to save intact boxes for recycling /reuse- boxes with some damage are USUALLY fair game !

For the Crafts ! Big AL
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://richsoil.com/wood-heat.jsp
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